United States Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C. 20240
February 5, 2002
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DIRECTIVE 2002-15
To: Bureau Equal Opportunity Officers
From: E. Melodee Stith, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity
Subject: Filing of Formal Complaints with the Department
Effective immediately, please instruct your Equal Employment Opportunity Counselors to encourage aggrieved persons to file their formal EEO complaint with the EEO Office of the bureau/office in which the claim(s) occurred. Counselors should explain that formal complaints sent to the Department are referred to the respective bureau/office for processing; therefore, selecting this filing option can cause potential delays.
Thank you for your assistance in helping us maintain timely complaint processing.
Distribution: All Bureau/Office Equal Opportunity Officers
Inquiries: Mercedes Flores, Chief of Staff, Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-6120
Expiration: When superseded